If the crime that you’re charged with can land you in prison for over a year then that is classified as a felony. If the charge that you’re charged with could put you in jail for a year or less, but not as classified as a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor is a lower lower classification of crime than a felony. Felony cases are more severe cases. Cases like arson mayhem, carjacking, rape, murder. Misdemeanor cases are less serious. Trespass, first-time DUI’s, things of that nature so there is your definition of what is the difference between a misdemeanor case and a felony case.